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O que você vai aprender

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    In this course you will find out that the Arabic Medieval World was diverse, advanced and connected.

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    In this course you will learn that knowledge travels between cultures and that the Arabic Medieval World influenced the world as we know it today.

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Inglês

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
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1 hora para concluir

Welcome to to this Course

Great that you are joining us! In this course you will learn about the Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World. Before you start with the course we invite you to first go through this module and introduce yourself in the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck & we hope you will enjoy this course! ...
Reading
1 vídeo (Total de 5 min), 6 leituras
Video1 vídeos
Reading6 leituras
Meet the instructor & her team5min
Welcome to Leiden University5min
How to subscribe for J-stor5min
Complete our small survey5min
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10min
Study tips for online learning5min
Horas para completar
4 horas para concluir

The Medieval Islamic City

In this Module we will examine the Islamic City. We will discuss if such a thing as "the Islamic city" exists. If so, what are the features that we are looking for ? We will also focus on specific examples of cities in the Medieval Middle East, most notably Baghdad. How was it possible that Baghdad grew to the size that it did? And what role did hygiene and medical care for instance play in that growth?...
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 15 min), 6 leituras, 2 testes
Video2 videos
The Hammam7min
Reading6 leituras
Podcast explained2min
Introduction to the Islamic City30min
Islamic City as a phenomena45min
Hospitals30min
Further Readingmin
Source Material: Medical commentary10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
The Medieval Islamic City15min
Arabic versus Greek10min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
4 horas para concluir

Travel & Religion

In this Module we will focus on diversity and connection by looking at religion. We will explore Medieval society and zoom in on the fact that many different religions and religious views coexisted. We will see that different religions shared practices. Sometimes they would even worship in the same places. But we will also show examples of tension and the interaction between politics and religion. Furthermore we will try to find out how religious travelling shaped society. ...
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 29 min), 8 leituras, 3 testes
Video4 videos
Haij Darb Zuybada6min
Shrines7min
Amulet (on location Volkenkundig Museum)6min
Reading8 leituras
Podcast Explained2min
Jews in the Middle East and Europe45min
Origins of the Schism20min
Source Material: photo's Snouck10min
Optional reading: Western Arabia in the Leiden Collections10min
Further Readingmin
Travelling to Jerusalem20min
Visiting the Haram al-Sharif10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Different religions15min
Religion15min
the ascend to heaven4min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
4 horas para concluir

Trade

In this module we will take a look at trade. For the Medieval Middle East, trade was immensely important and it owned much of it's wealth and prosperity to trade. There are the romantic images of caravans carrying lush fabrics, porcelain and gold along the desert roads of the silk route. And there is the dark side of a flourishing slave trade. But how correct are our images of what the Islamic or Arab world was and is like? Why is it that many people know about Harems and very few people know about the legal innovations to enabled trade that we will also discuss in this module? To explore that question further we will introduce you to the concept of Orientalism....
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 30 min), 6 leituras, 4 testes
Video4 videos
Legal Inventions7min
The Slave Trade8min
Orientalism7min
Reading6 leituras
Podcast explained2min
The travelling of Goods and Ideas: Vikings & Dirhams15min
Vdovitch - legal innovations45min
Muslim Slaves in Early Modern Europe: A Forgotten History of Slavery10min
Further Readingmin
focussing on 19th century orientalist views10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Trade & Orientalism15min
Optional: Naked versus Veiled10min
Orientalist or not?min
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4
Horas para completar
6 horas para concluir

Power Play

In the last Module we introduced slave trade. In this module we will further explore slavery in the Medieval Middle East. How was it possible that some of the most powerful people in society, both men and women, were or had been slaves? We will discuss the outrage that followed professor Jonathan Brown's views on slavery and Islam. And with the concept of Orientalism in mind, we will try to sketch a more realistic picture of Harems. ...
Reading
2 vídeos (Total de 16 min), 7 leituras, 2 testes
Video2 videos
What made the Mamluk army possible and when did it change?8min
Reading7 leituras
Podcast explained2min
Optional: Shajarat al-Durr20min
Women's power in a man's world45min
The Pen & the Sword45min
Optional: Mamluks through European Eyes40min
Further Reading10min
Jonathan Brown's view on Slavery30min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Power Play15min

Instrutores

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Prof. dr. Petra Sijpensteijn

Professor of Arabic
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Sobre Universiteit Leiden

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  • No. The entire course is in English and there is no requirement to know any Arabic.

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